Chrome OS Building an ARM compatible Version?

Signs indicate that an ARM compatible version of Chrome OS, the operating system built by Google, is under way. Testing procedures are done on an unknown device and the build is internally known as "Daisy", which was also the source of the leak.

The news comes from an open-source project named Chromium, which basically involves developers in Chrome OS without a direct connection to Google officials. On the project's website, one developer speaks of a bug where the graphical unit causes the user interface to produce errors, when using ARM-architectures.

The device on which the issue was encountered is unknown and apparently uses a Samsung Exynos 5250 chip, indicating a possible tablet or smartphone. The problem is that Google stated not to support any of these lines with Chrome OS. On the other hand, Chromium is a separate project and no relations may be made directly to Google officials.

This bug was encountered on an experimental Chrome OS version, called "Daisy". A quick look on the Chromium website indicates this build to be popular, with several developers already using it.

Chrome OS is the first operating system for desktops built by Google on a Linux platform, which heavily relies on web applications to function. Started in 2009, the project would work nicely with ARM architectures, previous rumours claiming Google would adopt these processor types on their future Chromebook laptops. Also, Sony adopted the OS in the Vaio VCC111 laptop.

Officials have yet to respond on the claims so the information remains only a rumour at the moment.

Source: Liliputing